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Dojo-ji Temple

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Dojo-ji, in Kawabe-cho, Wakayama Prefecture, is believed to have been built at the order of Emperor Tenmu in 701, making it the oldest temple in the prefecture. The drama of Anchin and Kiyo-hime, set in Dojo-ji, became the material for plays known as Domyo-ji dramas, and performed in the traditional Japanese Noh and kabuki theaters. In the temple precincts are Anchins mound, a bell tower, snake mounds, and other features connected to the story. Dojo-ji is also famous for cherry blossoms, and at their peak the temple bustles with crowds of sightseers.'

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Address: 1738 Kanemaki, Hidakagawa-cho, Hidaka-gun, Wakayama
Admission Fee: 600 yen (regular fee)

From Tokyo Station:[Rail]JR Dojo-ji Stn./7-min. walk

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